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Rating

4.2/5
  • The Role
    4.4
  • The Company
    3.9
  • The Culture
    4.1

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • With role responsibilities, Lunch n Learn sessions, intern project and E-Learning sessions there was plenty to get involved with, creating plenty of networking opportunities.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Great team to work with, everyone is very friendly and happy to spend time with you to help your learning. Most give you work that does add value.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Manager was brilliant, always able to spare time to take me through procedures, show me what he was doing, explain anything I hadn't quite grasped. He encouraged others to work with me in order to broaden my knowledge and always checked that I had plenty to do.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Workload increased throughout the internship; as my knowledge grew I was able to take on more tasks myself. There were quieter days obviously when I had some down time to complete a quick e-learning course or research something I had heard mentioned and wanted to know more on. But on occassions I would be continuously working throughout the day.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • There were certain tasks that I fully owned and had to report progress back to the Project Manager at daily meetings. Other tasks were simply supporting the experts.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Teamwork and communication were the main ones in this role. Developed through both day to day work tasks and extra intern projects.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Relaxed but focussed. I was encouraged to walk around the office when I needed to speak to someone rather than emailing people across the room. My team were very friendly and interesting.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • From initial training, through the various learning activities over the internship up to the closing breakfast, the internship was very well structured and organised.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Initial training on financial markets/products, Lunch and Learn sessions with some quite senior people in the bank, vast amount of online e-learning courses.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • 0/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Chance to progress straight on to Graduate Scheme in a year's time for most interns (depending on graduate spaces available obviously). Would definitely return to RBC if given an offer.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Plenty of socialising with the 40 odd interns, team drinks etc.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Obviously in the City drinks and living etc are as pricey as expected but not outrageous. (There are still Wetherspoons'!)

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • It's London...

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • HR events and intern projects were a nice opportunity to get away from your desk for an hour or two.

    4/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Central London and City

September 2011


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